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WICKED Adds Extra Week at Bristol Hippodrome for 2018WICKED Adds Extra Week at Bristol Hippodrome for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has added an extra week of performances to its much-anticipated return to The Bristol Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Tributes LA LA LAND In Anticipation of OscarsSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Tributes LA LA LAND In Anticipation of Oscars
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2017

Actors from the cast of Paramour recently filmed a tribute video to the new hit movie musical La La Land in anticipation of Oscars night, for which the film has been nominated 14 times. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Wants to Be 'Ariel' for Disney's Live-Action  LITTLE MERMAID MusicalLindsay Lohan Wants to Be 'Ariel' for Disney's Live-Action LITTLE MERMAID Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 20, 2017

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WICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage AwardsWICKED Named Best West End Show for Third Time at WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named 'Best West End Show' by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Miserables. The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were presented tonight (Sunday 19 February 2017) and marked the long-running hit musical's 10th WhatsOnStage Award win(which include 'Best New Musical' in 2007 and 'Best West End Show' in both 2010 and 2011). (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala NightPhoto Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, Stephen Schwartz' WICKED plays in Manila for the second time as part of a major international tour. Gala night was held last Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (more...)

Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Production on MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!WICKED Welcomes 8 Millionth Theatregoer!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 8 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Thursday 9 February 2017. Louise and David McCarter attended the performance and enjoyed a back stage visit with the cast after the performance. (more...)

LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Will Not Perform at OSCARSLA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Will Not Perform at OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will not be performing at the Oscars. Both 'City of Stars' and 'Audition' from their film LA LA LAND are up for best original song. (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine EbersoleBox Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The box office for WAR PAINT will open today, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

FOX Exec Teases Network is 'So Close' to Announcing Next Live MusicalFOX Exec Teases Network is 'So Close' to Announcing Next Live Musical
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this month, entertainment president David Madden teased that although the network has not yet completely solidified plans for its next live musical event, it is 'so close' to revealing which show the network will present. (more...)

Viola Davis & Julia Roberts to Star in SMALL GREAT THINGS, Based on Jodi Picoult NovelViola Davis & Julia Roberts to Star in SMALL GREAT THINGS, Based on Jodi Picoult Novel
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

SAG Award winner Viola Davis will join Oscar winner Julia Roberts in a big screen adaptation of Jodi Picoult's popular novel SMALL GREAT THINGS. (more...)

VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Legendary DREAMGIRL Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by this week's WENDY WILLIAMS to talk about starring in the hit Broadway musical, WICKED. (more...)

WICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next MonthWICKED Welcomes New Citizens of Oz Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Beginning performances Tuesday, February 7, WICKED will welcome back PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard, and CHAD JENNINGS, direct from the National Tour of WICKED, in the role of Doctor Dillamond. This is Chad's Broadway debut. (more...)

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WICKED Extends in the West End to May 2018WICKED Extends in the West End to May 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018. (more...)

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WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

WICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This SpringWICKED to Fly Back to Bristol This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

WICKED returns for four weeks only from Tuesday 6 February to Saturday 3 March 2018. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 1 February. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

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